Hydrofacial vs Hydrafacial – What’s the difference?

by Jan 15, 2023

The Hydrofacial is also called the Hydrafacial, AquaPeel, or Hydrabrasion technology and is a no-downtime skin rejuvenation treatment that refines, polishes, and hydrates your skin to achieve amazing results. It has immediate effects and also long-term benefits.

How it works

It is a 4 step non-invasive procedure that:

  • Cleans and exfoliates
  • Removes dirt and debris from pores
  • Extracts impurities
  • Adds hydration and serums to nourish the skin

The HydroFacial removes (exfoliates) dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of the skin and clears blocked pores with a unique vortex effect which is very gentle on the skin and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types.

The ‘hydro” term refers to the additional effect of a special water treatment to cleanse the skin further and most importantly provide hydration and it allows for enhanced absorption into the skin of nourishing serums.

The Hydrofacial treatment allows for the gentle removal of dead skin cells and impurities with each pass while simultaneously hydrating and nourishing the skin.


The Hydrofacial is able to be customized to each individual skin type and condition and can improve the appearance of:

  • Dehydrated skin
  • Congested skin
  • Oily skin
  • Rosacea
  • Milia
  • Comedones (open and closed)
  • Fine lines

It works on all skin types with immediate results in skin tone and texture. The treatment feels soothing and there is no discomfort. After the treatment, the skin will feel refreshed and there is no downtime.

So what’s the difference between Hydrafacial vs Hydrodermabrasion? Nothing other than Hydrafacial is a registered trademark with a patented hydrodermabrasion system.